Does anyone know how to get relief help without it costing you fortune? I am an only child, middle-aged and have a 9-year-old girl, plus mom to take care of. Mom’s been living with us since April, 2010 and I have not had a break—other than putting my mom to bed and getting breaks that way. I have nobody to help me. My mom’s relatives most are in the 75 to 80 range. My mom’s baby brother is 64, but he tells me that I have a lot on my plate, but tells me he’s sorry he can’t help me. He and several other of her siblings have told me the same thing.
I’m just to the breaking point with mom. She has dementia and gets so confused. You just wouldn’t believe what I’m going through on a daily basis unless you are an only child yourself with no help.
Thanks for being a sounding board!